Timber Frame Homes in Wisconsin

Looking for timber frame home builders and experts in Wisconsin? The Woodhouse team is in-the-know when it comes to creating an exceptional Wisconsin home.

Known as America’s Dairyland, Wisconsin’s lifestyle is just as delicious as its cheese. With thousands of miles of shoreline and seemingly endless gently rolling hills that combine lakeside cliffs and deep forests, you’ll fall in love with the state’s peaceful atmosphere.

Just imagine your timber frame home being part of the Wisconsin scenery. From there you can enjoy Wisconsin’s outdoor culture of fishing, boating, hunting, swimming, and relaxing. And when a state is filled with 15,000 lakes, you really can’t go wrong with any location. Let’s take a tour of some of the places especially prime for timber frame homes in Wisconsin!


Jamie Thompson

Jamie Thompson

Mid-West Regional Project Manager

Hot Spots for Luxury Timber Frame Homes in Wisconsin  



Madison ranks as one of Wisconsin’s most beautiful cities. This state capital is surrounded with grassy hills and two large lakes: Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. Being sandwiched between these two bodies of water gives Madison dwellers a unique treat: golden sunrises and sunsets over stunning water horizons. Time it right and catch both on the same day! With so much shoreline, Woodhouse lake home styles take full advantage of the views and picturesque countryside. These homes’ rustic-yet-elegant presentation fit the Midwest’s appreciation of traditional homes.

Don’t Miss This! Head to Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Conservatory. Voted as one of the top 10 most inspiring gardens in North America by Horticulture Magazine, you may find some creative ideas for your timber frame landscaping!


Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin



When it comes to Woodhouse timber frame home builders in Wisconsin, Milwaukee is a hot spot. Milwaukee gives you the best of city life, Great Lake life, and pretty-as-a-picture suburbs just waiting for an eye-catching timber frame, like our Cape-Cod-style CatonHill design. If a more modern style is your jam, our contemporary home series, with their mono-pitch roofs and clean, midcentury lines will capture your heart. And remember, these plans are starting points. From interior layouts to exterior details, we can customize your home however you wish. 

Want to see some Wisconsin timber framing in action? Just north of Milwaukee is Whistling Straits, a classic golf course that’s hosted many major championships. The custom-designed clubhouse is a stunning presentation of stone and arching timbers in an Irish “cottage” style. 

Don’t Miss This! Breweries and sports are Milwaukee staples. Miller is probably the best nationally recognized brewery, but don’t miss smaller, craft brewhouses like the Central Waters Brewing Company. Complete the brewery experience with a Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball game!




Minocqua and its surrounding region are Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Eagle River is a magnet for fishing and the 1,000 lakes of varying sizes within and around the region coupled with beautiful, mixed hardwood forests make it a natural playground for boating, canoeing, and hunting. Jamie Thompson, Woodhouse Regional Project Manager for the Midwest, loves the TupperLakeProw design for an area like this. Interior spaces connect to the exterior with two-sided prow windows, a wrap-around deck, and a screened-in porch for lake and woodland views.

Don’t Miss This! Find Wisconsin’s raw, natural spirit at Headwaters Wilderness. Mostly flat, with just over 18,000 acres, you can experience old growth forest and pristine water features. Hikers, bird-watchers, hunters, fishers, and nature-lovers find their version of paradise here.



Door County

Just north of the city of Green Bay (the place to be for Cheeseheads!) is Door County. This peninsula struts into Lake Michigan separating the Great Lake from Green Bay. Door County is a portal to long shorelines, numerous parks, rocky cliffs, and clear waters. Water is a way of life here. Complete with a lighthouse, Door County has a Great Lake coastal vibe and picturesque forests with trees that unleash a new level of beauty in the fall. From compact to grand, Woodhouse styles such as coastal, cottage, woodsy cabin homes, and Adirondack all offer great starting points to imagine your dreamy timber frame that optimizes living among the water and woods. 

Don’t Miss This! Wisconsinites love touring Door County’s many quaint little towns and villages dotting the coastline. Visit the peninsula’s most northern island, Washington Island. Accessible by ferry, the island is home to a lavender farm and rolling countryside.


Adirondack Cottage by Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company

Recommendations from Timber Frame Home Builders in Wisconsin

As timber frame home experts in Wisconsin with a lot of Midwest experience, we have several recommendations and luxurious ideas that will transform your home from nice to knockout. Enclosed porches and screened-in decks will let you spend more time outside in a tranquil retreat, sheltered from the nuisance of pests. Wrap-around porches, decks, and outdoor fireplaces attached to the house (or timber frame pavilions used as three-season spaces) all maximize time spent outside. Inside, a luxury fireplace adds classic timber frame panache.

Plenty of other Woodhouse features that are part of our timber frame building system will make you fall even deeper in love with your house. Sturdy timber frame structures, coupled with our structural insulated panels (SIPS), provide the highest levels of energy efficiency available in a home. Additionally, we orient homes to take advantage of passive solar heating to ensure your home stays cozy. And you can rest easy knowing your Wisconsin timber frame home will be perfectly customized to your property.

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Let’s Go to Wisconsin!

Ready to live in the land of woods and water? Thompson recommends these home styles for your timber frame home in Wisconsin: WaterRock, RockyView, KettleCreek, Adirondack Cottage, TupperLakeProw, and CatonHill.

Contact Jamie Thompson, our Woodhouse RPM for the Midwest, for a friendly conversation about your idea of a perfect timber frame home for your Wisconsin property.